Why being single in a big city is a blessing in disguise

Living in a big city is not easy, and doing it on your own can be even more of a challenge at times. While independence can be invigorating, carrying your groceries up your fifth floor walk-up and fixing your closet after it breaks for the sixth time aren't really ideal solo activities. It's easy to feel defeated when you're walking through seas of couples after your evening commute, and it's even easier to feel like you're the only person in the world who feels this way. You're not.

You're not alone, and it's time to realize that being single in a big city is actually a blessing, not a curse. Every day, you wake up with the opportunity to be whoever you want to be, free from the confines of someone else's thoughts and perceptions of you. At every corner, there's a new face to meet, a new place to be seen, and a new part of yourself to be discovered. The world is your playground.

Think of this as less of a time for searching, and more of a time for discovering who you really are. Check out these tips that will help lead you down a path of being a single and solo city star:
  1. Sign up for a class you've always wanted to take. Whether you're interested in learning a new language or learning how to act, taking a class for fun can open you up to new doors that you didn't even know existed.
  2. Hang out with someone you normally wouldn't spend time with. When you let your wall of judgment down, you open yourself to meeting all kinds of interesting people. Hanging out with someone you normally wouldn't spend time with will not only open you up to that person's differences, but it may open you up to meeting people who are friends with that person, too.
  3. Take up a new hobby. You don't have to be a master at it to enjoy it. Try painting, or running, or sign up for that half marathon you've been contemplating. Throwing yourself into something new teaches you so much about yourself and your limits (or lack thereof).
  4. Cook it up! Whether you're already into cooking or pasta and red sauce is your go-to, cooking is an awesome thing to throw yourself into. There are so many possibilities, and the more you explore, the more new foods and recipes you discover.
The point is, this is a time for solo discovery, and it's even more beautiful than you think it is. Plus, you'll feel like a rockstar at the end of the day realizing that you not only conquered the world, but you conquered it on your own, every step of the way.

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